Columns

APC: Facing the Stark Reality of the Atiku Challenge, By Louis Odion

...APC will have to really dig deep into its creative reserve for a coherent message to counter the Atiku’s gospel of restructuring, which undeniably resonates well with the largely progressive values of the zone, beyond the ready excuse that having a Yorubaman as Buhari’s runningmate is an assurance of the…
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Opinion

June 12: Buhari’s Progressive Act Vs. Nwabueze’s Retrogressive Legalism, By Ogaga Ifowodo

We need not go too far in search of Nwabueze’s true motive: Self-exculpation, a deep-seated animosity towards Abiola and perhaps the Yorubas generally as the primary dramatis personae of the election, as well as of President Buhari. His platitudinous praise of June 12 notwithstanding, Nwabueze was one of its most…
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Opinion

Folorunso Alakija’s Oil Block: A Model of Nigerian Elite Racketeering?, By Odion Omonfoman

This should be Mr. Ogundamisi’s concern – how to get the Nigerian owners to develop these blocks/fields or relinquish themback to government or other indigenous parties capable of exploring, developing and monetising the hydrocarbon resources for the benefit of Nigeria and Nigerians. This article is in response to the twitter…
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Opinion

2019 and Our Letter-Writing Generals, By Shola Oshunkeye

President Buhari needs to process the messages by the two Generals very well and hold fast to those components that could help his rebound. It doesn’t matter if he desperately despises the messengers. He needs to regain the confidence of Nigerians. His party, the APC, needs to be sensitive to…
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Opinion

OOTC: Please Who ‘Spoilt’ Nigeria?, By Chude Jideonwo

The question really is simple: if our succession of leaders were so sterling, so high achieving, and so distinguished – then how exactly did our country collapse? There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you. We don’t…
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Opinion

History Lessons on Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Without a sense of history, Nigerians are always desperate to get suckered by the next strong man promising to fight corruption in even more inventive ways. We are never short of enthusiastic “patriots” who want to see "elites" – the hated big men and their mistresses – put down in…
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Guest Columns

Adekunle Fajuyi and the Politics of Remembrance, By Niyi Osundare

Talking Points ----- Show me your hero and I will tell you who you are. ----- You know a country by the kind of people it remembers. ----- Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable because you cannot negotiate what does not (yet) exist. ----- Nigeria: Political re-structuring is not enough. -----…
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Opinion

Joe Igbokwe on Femi Fani-Kayode: One Misfire Too Many, By Jude C. Ndukwe

I read with utter shock the piece written by one Joe Igbokwe who is said to be the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Chief Femi Fani-Kayode which he mischievously titled “Femi Fani-Kayode - Aturu Mulu Ebunu Gba aka Nwa". It is even more…
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Opinion

Jega, You Saved Nigeria from Another Coup, By Simon Imobo-Tswam

This is how you saved our democracy. You have even saved our politicians from themselves. Where the politicians were not able to moderate their greed for power, you checked them with your master-card. There is now hope for our democracy, our democratisation process, our politics and our country. And this…
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